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Kept Husbands


Published 1931
Topics Drama


Blue collar steelworker Richard Brunton (Joel McCrea) saves two of his fellow workers after an accident at a factory.
In gratitude, his boss, millionaire Arthur Parker (Robert McWade) invites Richard for dinner with his family.
Arthur's daughter Dot (Dorothy Mackaill) is instantly impressed and infatuated with Richard She vows to marry him within a month.


Run time 76 min.
Producer William LeBaron
Production Company RKO Radio Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
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Reviewer: katperrr - - October 27, 2012
Subject: Dorothy Mackaill
Thought she was pretty good; surprised her career didn't last!
Reviewer: I_like_old_movies - - July 31, 2012
Subject: Poor Boy Rich Wife
Interesting story that explores the social class divides of the 1930's. Not an original story line by any means, but still a good telling of the usual poor boy meets rich girl routine. Lloyd Bacon does a good job of directing. Joel McCrea shows some good acting skills and why he would later become a star. Dorothy Mackaill, on the other hand is just not up to the task. She was not as good in talkies as she was in silent pictures and is little known today.
Reviewer: Ann Smithy - - July 27, 2012
Subject: Good Good Black And White
I wount give this story away. I really liked it, its wonderfully good because the lucky poor guy wins. I really enjoyed the characters, the old cruel dame, a whippersnapper with a tenderness for her dog is dispicable to her whipped husband. You get the feeling this could happen to the poor husband, but hooray his rich wife conforms to make her husband happy and I'm happy because of it.. Sorry I gave the story away. OOops.
Reviewer: mattiescottage - - July 26, 2012
Subject: Surprising depth
This was not quite as predictable as I thought it would be, with surprising responses and depth of insight from some characters, and some learning from their mistakes and doing better. It has a very satisfying ending.
Reviewer: Dr Feel Rotten - - December 23, 2010
Subject: I liked the flick
but Dick had no balls till the very end. He should have slapped her silly and knocked the H E double hockey sticks out of Charlie.
Still much better than I expected and one can only guess the limp gizzard men now days who would let a woman like that wrap their DNA around their little fingers to be kept and not have to earn a thin dime.
Reviewer: kareneliot - - August 1, 2010
Subject: This was VERY GOOD!
I really liked this one. It had an average story and well developed characters.

I was pleasantly surprised how enjoyable this one was.
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